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Sunday, 12 September 2010 16:16

Great Architects - Aldo Rossi

Born: May 3, 1931

Nationality: Italian

Masterpiece: Bonnefanten Museum

"a poet who h

appens to be an architect." – Ada Louise Huxtable


 

 

Biography

Aldo Rossi was born in Milan the 3rd of may 1931. In 1959 he graduated from the Polytechnic
University of Milan.
Starting in 1975, Aldo Rossi taught at the Faculty of Architecture in Venice and in the
following years he also held lectures regularly at several major American Universities.
In 1983 Rossi was nominated managing director of the department of architecture for
the Biennale di Venezia. Aldo Rossi has won many awards for his research in
both architecture and industrial design.

In 1990 he won the the Pritzker Prize and later in 1992 he was given the 1991

Thomas Jefferson medal in architecture as well as the "Campione d'italia" nel Mondo Prize.

Aldo Rossi died the 4th of September, 1996 in Milan.

Notable Work

1984 – San Cataldo Cemetery, Modena, Italy

1991 – Rebuilding of the Carlo Felice Theatre, Genoa, Italy

1995 – Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands

1998 – Quartier Schutzenstrasse, Berlin, Germany

Information is used from:

www.greatbuildings.com

www.archinform.net

 

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